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Full Title: Language of Medicine: Science, Practice and Academia

Short Title: CERLIS 2014
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Start Date: 19-Jun-2014 - 21-Jun-2014
Contact: Stefania Maci
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Meeting URL: http://www.unibg.it/cerlis2014
Meeting Description: The Language of Medicine: Science, Practice and Academia
An International Conference hosted by CERLIS
University of Bergamo, Italy
19-21 June 2014

Medical discourse is a source of many insights for linguists and historians alike. In order to explore the interrelations between language and medicine (viewed as a confluence of science, practice and academia), CERLIS will host an International Conference in 2014 open to scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

Plenary lectures will be delivered by the following keynote speakers:

Greg Myers, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom
Françoise Salager-Meyer, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
Srikant Sarangi, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Paola De Castro, Research Director, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.2118

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